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Category Archives: This Week In Black History

June 13, 1967

Former NAACP chief counsel Thurgood Marshall – who led the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education case that outlawed segregation in public schools – is nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the nation’s first black justice. He was sworn in on Oct. 2.…

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This Week in Black History

March 20, 1948 Los Angeles actor James Baskett becomes the first black man to receive an Academy Award when he wins an honorary Oscar for playing the role of Uncle Remus in the controversial Disney film, “Song of the South.”  …

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Great Moments in Black History

 Feb. 19, 1992 Los Angeles native John Singleton became the first African American to be nominated for a best director Oscar – and, at age 24, the youngest ever nominated for the award – for his film, “Boyz ‘n the Hood,” which portrayed the gritty side of urban life in south central LA. – For…

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